Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT
Crowd Rating: Very Crowded
Very Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 52-55 Temp: 44-47
Sky: Clear Flow: 93
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Rain Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The flow here is at a perfect for great fly fishing!

Current Conditions at 11 Mile Canyon:

There are BWOs popping off of the water left and right here in the canyon! #18 BWO Comparaduns and Parachute Adams are working well as dry flies when fish are focused on surface feeding but when the bite is on sub-surface insects, you can't beat a nymph rig of a Flashback Pheasant Tail trailed by a Sparkle Wing RSII. Look for trout rising in pools, eddies, and slack water. The trout here are spread out pretty equally throughout the whole river, so find yourself some elbow room and have fun! 5x and 6x tippet is still the recommend line strength to go with here while the flow remains below 100 cfs.

The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 52-55 degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Cutthroat
Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 7 inches
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female
Greenback Cutthroat Female Greenback Cutthroat Female

Current Insect Hatches at 11 Mile Canyon

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Brown Olive

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for 11 Mile Canyon

Fly: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Blue Winged Olive Blue Winged Olive
Fly: Sparkle Wing Rs2
Color: Gray
Size: 18
Time: 
Sparkle Wing Rs2 Sparkle Wing Rs2
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: 
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for 11 Mile Canyon

Current: 48 °F Sunny Wind: 12 MPH SSW
Current Condtions

Sunny

Temperature: 48 °F
Humidity: 46%
Wind: 12 mph SSW
Pressure: 14.84 psi
Cloud Cover: 100%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 5 mph SSW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 56 °F  <br/>Low: 36 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Sunny
High: 56 °F
Low: 36 °F
Wind: 5 mph S
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Moderate or heavy rain shower<br/> High: 59 °F  <br/>Low: 40 °F <br/> Wind: 5 mph S
Moderate or heavy rain shower
High: 59 °F
Low: 40 °F
Wind: 5 mph S